The Shemwell Family

Henry Webster McGeheeAge: 54 years18641919

Name
Henry Webster McGehee
Given names
Henry Webster
Surname
McGehee
Birth September 16, 1864 37 23
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a sisterIrene Huntingdon McGehee
October 20, 1865 (Age 13 months)
MarriageLaura SandersView this family
September 18, 1866 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherRichard Albert McGehee
July 4, 1867 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 2 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherBenjamin Franklin McGehee Sr
about 1869 (Age 4 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 4 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a sisterMartha Venable “Mattie” McGehee
about 1872 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterSallie Foy McGehee
February 3, 1874 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy “Nannie” McGehee
November 10, 1875 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth McGehee
June 18, 1878 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 13 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha S Venable
January 7, 1879 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherDr John Webster McGehee
June 28, 1880 (Age 15 years)
Death of a motherMary Elizabeth Webster
July 24, 1880 (Age 15 years)
Death of a fatherHenry James McGehee
July 7, 1881 (Age 16 years)
Probate 1884 (Age 19 years)
Note: 9 minor children of Henry/Mary are documented in this source
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherRichard Albert McGehee
December 3, 1906 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Venable “Mattie” McGehee
about 1910 (Age 45 years)

Death of a brotherBenjamin Franklin McGehee Sr
about 1915 (Age 50 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 51 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 52 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 53 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death September 8, 1919 (Age 54 years)
Probate between January 30, 1922 and January 29, 1925 (2 years after death)
Note: This is the Final Report for the Estate of Henry Webster McGehee, deceased. The Administrator of th…
Burial
Cemetery: Jones Nichols Cemetery
Last change March 21, 202023:45:34

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 24, 1862Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
22 months
himself
Henry Webster McGehee
Birth: September 16, 1864 37 23Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 8, 1919South Carolina, United States
13 months
younger sister
Irene Huntingdon McGehee
Birth: October 20, 1865 38 24Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 30, 1936Morganton, Burke, North Carolina, United States
20 months
younger brother
Richard Albert McGehee
Birth: July 4, 1867 40 26Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 3, 1906North Carolina, United States
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Martha Venable “Mattie” McGehee
Birth: about 1872 44 30Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: about 1910
2 years
younger sister
Sallie Foy McGehee
Birth: February 3, 1874 46 32Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: February 2, 1948Roanoke, Virginia, United States
21 months
younger sister
Nancy “Nannie” McGehee
Birth: November 10, 1875 48 34Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 13, 1921Roanoke, Virginia, United States
3 years
younger sister
Mary Elizabeth McGehee
Birth: June 18, 1878 51 37Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 13, 1939Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Dr John Webster McGehee
Birth: June 28, 1880 53 39Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 23, 1941Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Family with Laura Sanders - View this family
himself
Henry Webster McGehee
Birth: September 16, 1864 37 23Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 8, 1919South Carolina, United States
wife
Laura Sanders
Birth: May 24, 1866Rockingham, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 10, 1951Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
Marriage: September 18, 1866Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

Henry Webster McGehee has 1 first cousin recorded

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Probate
9 minor children of Henry/Mary are documented in this source
Probate
This is the Final Report for the Estate of Henry Webster McGehee, deceased. The Administrator of the Estate was his brother, Dr. John Webster McGehee. The Report covers the time span of January 30, 1922 to January 29, 1925. The cash balance in the Probate Account was $4531.85 which was disbursed to several people: including his widow, Laura S McGehee (nee Saunders), and Dr John Webster McGehee. In total, they were paid $2766.01 as per a previous agreement. The remaining creditors were paid $1795.84